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Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Les Brown

Methil Renuka

Conservation

‘The Greatest Lesson In Life Is People’

By Methil Renuka December 12, 2017
There is something about first impressions. When you meet Diana Kamuntu, two things instantly strike you about her: that she is tall – very tall – and that she would prob...
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Conservation
Diana Kamuntu
Film

‘It’s Time We Tell Our Own Stories’

By Methil Renuka December 12, 2017
We are in one of the breakaway rooms of the conference center at the five-star Kampala Serena Hotel in Uganda, but the conversation is about Luweero, located two hours by road f...
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Film
Natasha Karugire
First Daughter

Connected To Her Land

By Methil Renuka December 12, 2017
It’s not every day one gets to meet a First Daughter, in the living room of the official residence of an African President. At the Nakasero State House in Uganda, Patienc...
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First Daughter
Patience Rwabwogo
Africa

A Slice Of India In Africa

By Methil Renuka November 29, 2017
Almost four hours before sunrise in Cape Town, another coastal town, 7,000kms away, in Kerala in south India, wakes up to the sights and sounds of dawn. This is Kozhikode...
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Africa
dosa
ABN Education Trust

Hands That Care

By Methil Renuka November 10, 2017
It is very rare that altruism and art find a common meeting place. We find both on the 22nd floor of a Sandton skyscraper, where businesswoman and philanthropi...
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ABN Education Trust
Art
Bisila Bokoko

‘A Cultural Hybrid’

By Methil Renuka November 8, 2017
I am inordinately held up in Manhattan’s unpredictable traffic even as Bisila Bokoko waits endlessly for me at the Les Ambassades patisserie in Harlem. She has promised to show ...
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Bisila Bokoko
Diaspora
Diaspora

The Right Connections

By Methil Renuka November 7, 2017
“The world needs a lot of help,” sighs Lilian Ajayi-Ore at the other end of the line in New York the Friday evening we speak to her from Johannesburg. “If we are being co...
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Diaspora
GC4W
electric car

On The Road To A Green Future

By Methil Renuka October 30, 2017
Off Kampala’s chaotic arterial streets, we are on a dirt road with speed bumps that are large mounds of red earth. The red leads to a yellow building up a slope with awkward bar...
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electric car
Green Energy
Barclays

‘The Social Agenda Is A Business Agenda’

By Methil Renuka August 30, 2017
We are at Barclays Africa’s steel-and-glass offices in Africa’s richest square mile, Sandton, talking about a world far, far away – in rural Africa. A world where Zimbabw...
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Barclays
Civil society
Entrepreneurship

The Sugar And Petrol That Drives A Farmer

By Methil Renuka July 14, 2017
In Mauritius, sugarcane plantations, occupying roughly a third of the island, stand tall and proud. Just like Viju Gowreesunkur, who owns quite a few of them, and is a man who h...
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Entrepreneurship
Mauritius
3D-printing

‘Not Science Fiction, But Science Fact’

By Methil Renuka June 14, 2017
United States-based speaker, author and futurist Jack Uldrich was in Johannesburg recently for the 2017 Future of Health Summit held by FORBES AFRICA and Philips. Amid all the t...
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3D-printing
AI